Here a new interesting headset on kickstarter:
It features 2*1440p panels. This is a headset aimed at movie viewing though, not at gaming. They've implemented a low FoV, only 66 degrees, but according to them that's ideal for movie viewing. So what happens is that you have two 1440p panels and only 66 degrees, that means you have a very high resolution on the 'virtual image', the image you see through the lens.
This is exactly the discussion we had before (and that I've now moved to another thread). It's not about the pixels per inch of the display panel, it's about the pixels per inch of the 'virtual' display that the lenses create.
The SDE on this baby should be extremely low, much lower than the Pimax 4k:
1) two 1440p panels have about the same pixels (slightly less) than an 4k panel (7.4M vs 8.8M)
2) They're packed onto 66 FoV instead of 110 (?) the Pimax, so that's almost 2x better SDE already
3) They're using 95% of the available pixels, Pimax must use WAY less because of the soft IPD. Also for movie viewing the Pimax must re-render the movie to a weird format and thus it's missing out a lot of pixels, while this headset doesn't need to do that.
So very interesting headset for movie viewing, I might get one.
EDIT I've just backed it
EDIT2 Hmm it does have a few disadvantages: currently only LCD (damn!) and it's so heavy that it's not head mounted but with some arm ... I doubt this is going to be very comfortable, I might unback it, going to think about this for a while. Let's see what Pimax shows at the IFA
EDIT3 yeah I removed my backing already, if it's not OLED, why even care ... Besides this 'arm' system seems very uncomfortable to me. Imagine having to hold your head in the same place for the whole movie duration !
The idea behind this headset is very good, the implementation seems quite bad.
I want the Pimax 8k OLED version ! Go Pimax !! @PimaxVR